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Australia : a new history of the great southern land

Author: Frank Welsh
Publisher: Woodstock, NY : Overlook Press, 2006.
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"Australia : a new history of the great southern land" is a major new account that places Australia's history fully within a global context, drawing on sources from the United States, Britain, South Africa, and Canada, as well as within Australia itself.
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Genre/Form: History
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Welsh, Frank.
Australia.
Woodstock, NY : Overlook Press, 2006
(OCoLC)607718576
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Welsh
ISBN: 1585676926 9781585676927 9781585678617 1585678619
OCLC Number: 68907377
Description: xxxviii, 719 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Terra Australis nondum cognita --
Terra nullius? --
The land and the people --
'Matter of advantageous return' --
pt. 2. The new Australians --
'The finest harbour in the universe' --
'The dread of perishing by famine' --
'The disordered and helpless' --
An Irish parenthesis --
Mr. Boston's sow --
Pure bred merinos --
'A long era of opulence and peace' --
'Kind ruler, husband, father, friend: What more can human nature blend?' --
pt. 3. Whigs and Tories --
'A body of really respectable settlers' --
'A perfect martinet' --
A letter from Sydney --
'People whose proprietary title to the soil we have not the slightest grounds for disputing' --
pt. 4. Occupied notices --
'The moral governor of the world will hold us accountable' --
The black war --
'Persons of violent uncontrollable passions' --
Batman's colony --
Real black gentlemen --
'The whole of New Holland' --
A nonconformist Eden --
Moreton Bay and places north --
pt. 5. Representative government --
'Extravagant and absurd pretensions' --
'If you wouldn't become a kangaroo' --
A convenient change of nomenclature --
'Extreme inconvenience and loss' --
The systemic violation of the law --
pt. 6. The capacity to govern themselves --
'The freedom and the institutions of the mother country' --
Victoria victorious --
Gold --
Eureka --
pt. 7. The transition to responsible government --
New South Wales --
Cocky farmers --
'Constitution-tinkering is here continual' --
South Australia --
Tasmania --
Queensland. pt. 8. Explorations and expansion --
Waiting 'for something to turn up' --
South Australia's delusions of grandeur --
'They must act in the matter as they please' --
'A happy application of good sense' --
pt. 9. Federation --
Colonial quarrels --
'The magnitude of their ideas is appalling' --
The federal council --
The great depression --
A second commonwealth --
Republicans and nationalists --
The true history of the Kelly Gang --
Sport --
'What will it cost us to join?' --
'To assist and explain' --
War --
pt. 10. The commonwealth feels its way --
'That's the empire ... and that's what I'm painting' --
'A working man's paradise' --
Votes for women --
A two-party system --
Defence --
pt. 11. War and peace --
The liberties of the smaller nations' --
What, it might be asked, was it all for? --
'That's about the size of it, Mr. President' --
Setting the Mould --
Labor's death wish --
Bridges and bowlers --
Recovery --
The far east is our near north --
Ambling along --
pt. 12. The Second World War and its aftermath --
A public lynching --
The home front --
Foreign affairs --
Menzies is back --
Australia in Asia --
pt. 13. The shadows of Vietnam --
A third force --
New alliances --
'Konfrontasi' --
Menzies' big mistake --
The second eleven --
'Smoothing the pillow of a dying race' --
pt. 14. It's time --
Crashing through and out --
Was the ref. fixed? --
Britain declares Independence --
The liberals return --
New labor --
At last --
pt. 15. The coalition strikes back --
Appendix: Australian and British rulers.
Responsibility: Frank Welsh.

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"Australia : a new history of the great southern land" is a major new account that places Australia's history fully within a global context, drawing on sources from the United States, Britain, South Africa, and Canada, as well as within Australia itself.

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